1009 METERS, THE ROOF OF BEAUJOLAIS
Changing Beaujolais’colour to green...
◊ Morning: along the route of the Azergues river valley, admire the fortress that dominates the village of Châtillon
d’Azergues. Climb up to the old village of Ternand, a fortified medieval village built on a promontory and as you
wander through the paved streets you will be plunged into another time.
Wander through the countryside, right up to the “col des Echarmeaux”, a great breath of fresh air between the flat
areas of the vineyards and the forests, where you may admire the tallest Douglas pine trees in Europe in the village
of Claveisolles. Take a break or go fishing at the leisure park at Azole in Propières.
◊ Lunch: Restaurant Rod et Sève - Le bourg - 69790 Propières - 04 74 03 74 42 (cf. week 19)
Traditional cuisine using local produce from 13€ pp.
A snack at Terroirs Beaujolais at the Maison du Col de Crie - 69860 Monsols - 04 74 60 02 39
Electric bike rentals - shop with local produce - One course set lunch 10€pp ( cf. week 19)
◊ Afternoon: Hike up to the Mont Saint Rigaud where you will discover a water source: the legend is that it has miraculous
virtues! Then climb up to the observation tower that dominates all of southern Burgundy. A must see ! a Totem scuplted on
a local pine tree at the mountain pass of the «Col du Crie»
Return to Beaujeu, the historical capital of Beaujolais, to visit the Maison du terroir Beaujolais, where your 5 senses will
be awoken due to the permanent exhibit on gastronomy or rent a bicycle(cf. week 28). Discover the unusual interior
of Saint Nicolas church, closely linked to the history of the Lords of Beaujeu.
End your journey by discovering the Geoscope at Mont Brouilly, which will unveil numerous geological mysteries of
the Beaujolais. Drop by the Chapel Notre Dame du raisin at the summit and soak in the fabulous views of the Saône
◊ Wine tasting: Domaine Baron de l’écluse - Montée de l’écluse - 69460 Odenas - 04 74 03 40 29
A +: Panorama – in August don’t miss the musical evenings “Beaujolais en Scène et en Musique” in the outdoor
amphitheatre overlooking the vineyards! (cf. week 25)
◊ Gastronomic dinner: Restaurant Comptoir Gourmand Beaujolais Saint Etienne La Varenne 01 60 61 86 90
Local home made cuisine, panoramic terrace
◊ Activities: “Brosse sabot” donkey rides in Quincié. Rental of electric bikes at the col de Crie. Fishing workshops
and golf at the plan d’eau in Trades. Family Top game at Beaujeu and Claveisolles. Gold digging and dog sledding in
Propières. The goat and peasant at Claveisolles. The Amalthée farm at Vernay (cf week 28). The nanny goats of Vignys in
Saint Bonnet des Bruyères. Swing golf in Lantigné. Horse farm Rousset at Saint Igny de Vers. Micro-light and hot air ballooning
at Saint Jean d’Ardières. Horse Riding : gîte du Toléron à Saint Didier sur Beaujeau, l’Étape cavalière à Beaujeau
◊ Tips: With the “Beaujolez-Vous” in July and August, participate in a free event every evening.